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Xiangji Luo, Weidong Jia, Zhiyong Huang, Xiangcheng Li, Baocai Xing, Xiaoqing Jiang, Jun Li, Anfeng Si, Tian Yang, Chunfang Gao, Wan Yee Lau, Feng Shen
Patients with unresectable and advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) usually have short survival due to a lack of effective treatment. This multicenter, single arm, open labeled, prospective study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of sorafenib combined with best supportive care (BSC) in these patients. We enrolled 44 patients with unresectable and advanced ICC who were treated with sorafenib (400 mg, twice daily) and BSC. The primary endpoint was disease control rate (DCR) at week 12, and the secondary endpoints included time to progression (TTP), progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), duration of therapy (DOT), and adverse events (AEs)...
October 23, 2016: Oncotarget
A Leela Siva Kumari, Alla Siva Reddy, K C Kumara Swamy
An approach to both 1,3- and 1,4-oxazines is developed by the cascade cyclization of epoxy ynamides under transition metal-free conditions. Thus, while 1,3-oxazines are obtained in a regio- and stereoselective manner by using base, cyclization of epoxy ynamides with sodium azide as a nucleophile results in 1,4-oxazines. Deuterium-labeling experiment demonstrates the role of water as a proton source in the formation of 1,4-oxazines. Epoxy tethered alkyne precursors provide 1,4-oxazines that undergo click reaction...
October 26, 2016: Organic Letters
Anders Lundgren, Björn Agnarsson, Ronald Zirbs, Vladimir P Zhdanov, Erik Reimhult, Fredrik Höök
Emerging biomedical applications such as molecular imaging and drug delivery often require directed binding of nanoparticles to cell-membrane receptors. The specific apparent affinity of such ligand-functionalized particles is size-dependent, an observation so far solely attributed to multivalent receptor-ligand interaction. We question the universality of this explanation by demonstrating that the binding kinetics also depends on weak, attractive colloidal-type interaction between nanoparticles and a lipid membrane...
October 26, 2016: ACS Nano
Alexander W Peterson, Michael Halter, Anne L Plant, John T Elliott
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) imaging allows real-time label-free imaging based on index of refraction and changes in index of refraction at an interface. Optical parameter analysis is achieved by application of the Fresnel model to SPR data typically taken by an instrument in a prism based figuration. We carry out SPR imaging on a microscope by launching light into a sample and collecting reflected light through a high numerical aperture microscope objective. The SPR microscope enables spatial resolution that approaches the diffraction limit and has a dynamic range that allows detection of subnanometer to submicrometer changes in thickness of biological material at a surface...
September 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
Young Bin Ji, Seung Jae Oh, Seok-Gu Kang, Jung Heo, Sang-Hoon Kim, Yuna Choi, Seungri Song, Hye Young Son, Se Hoon Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Seung Joo Haam, Yong Min Huh, Jong Hee Chang, Chulmin Joo, Jin-Suck Suh
Gross total resection (GTR) of glioma is critical for improving the survival rate of glioma patients. One of the greatest challenges for achieving GTR is the difficulty in discriminating low grade tumor or peritumor regions that have an intact blood brain barrier (BBB) from normal brain tissues and delineating glioma margins during surgery. Here we present a highly sensitive, label-free terahertz reflectometry imaging (TRI) that overcomes current key limitations for intraoperative detection of World Health Organization (WHO) grade II (low grade), and grade III and IV (high grade) gliomas...
October 26, 2016: Scientific Reports
Fisseha Bekele Legesse, Sandro Heuke, Kerstin Galler, Patrick Hoffmann, Michael Schmitt, Ute Neugebauer, Michael Bauer, Jürgen Popp
Standard techniques for examining the distribution of vitamin A in liver either require staining or lead to rapid photobleaching of the molecule. A potentially better alternative approach is to use coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy; a fast, label-free, non-disruptive imaging method that provides contrast based on molecular vibrations. This contribution evaluates the viability of CARS microscopy for imaging vitamin A within thick hepatic tissue under physiological conditions by tuning into its characteristic vibrational band in the fingerprint region...
October 26, 2016: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
K Kochan, E Kus, A Filipek, K Szafrańska, S Chlopicki, M Baranska
Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) represent a highly specialized and unique type of endothelial cell in terms of their morphology and function. The biochemical and functional characterization of LSECs in vitro is restrained by the rapid change of LSECs' phenotype upon culturing under classical experimental conditions. In this work, we present a novel approach to characterize the biochemical content of murine LSECs, freshly isolated from the liver, with the use of microspectroscopic analysis. For comparison, hepatocytes and Hepatic Stellate Cells (HSCs) were analyzed...
October 26, 2016: Analyst
Evan A Dubiel, Bruno Martin, Sylvain Vigier, Patrick Vermette
A quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) was constructed to assess if such a biosensor has value as a complementary real-time label-free analysis platform for the biopharmaceutical industry. This was achieved through modifying QCM crystals with a low-fouling carboxymethyl-dextran layer bearing Protein A, and then injecting solutions containing Etanercept (i.e., Enbrel(®)) into the QCM chambers. The kinetics of Enbrel(®) - Protein A interactions was modeled using the Langmuir binding model and Enbrel(®) concentrations between 0...
October 19, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Kuewhan Jang, Chanho Park, Juneseok You, Jaeyeong Choi, Hyunjun Park, Jinsung Park, Howon Lee, Chang-Hwan Choi, Sungsoo Na
For several decades, silver nanomaterials (AgNMs) have been used in various research areas and commercial products. Among the many AgNMs, silver nanowires (AgNWs) are one of the mostly widely used nanomaterials due to their high electrical and thermal conductivity. However, recent studies have investigated the toxicity of AgNWs. For this reason, it is necessary to develop a successful detection method of AgNWs for protecting human health. In this study, label-free, highly sensitive, direct, and real-time detection of AgNWs is performed for the first time...
November 25, 2016: Nanotechnology
Eric K S Shim, Gleen F Chandra, S Pedireddy, Soo-Y Lee
Edible bird's nest (EBN) is made from the glutinous salivary secretion of highly concentrated mucin glycoprotein by swiftlets (genus Aerodramus or Collocalia) native to the Indo-Pacific region. The unique Raman spectrum of EBN has vibrational lines that can be assigned to peptides and saccharides in the glycoprotein, and it can be used to screen for adulteration. The common edible adulterants classified into two types. Type I adulterants, such as fish bladder, pork skin, karaya gum, coralline seaweed, agar strips, and tremella fungus, were solids which adhered externally on the surface of the EBN cement...
September 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
Xiangjiang Zheng, Li Niu, Di Wei, Xuemei Li, Shusheng Zhang
MicroRNA (miRNA) was a promising class of cancer biomarkers. Here we developed a label-free method for sensitive measurement of let-7d miRNA based on multiple amplification techniques. The primer will bind to the duplex strand DNA that was formed by stem-loop template and target let-7d to initiate strand displacement amplification (SDA) in tandem. The released single strand DNA will be a primer to bind the circular template to initiate rolling circle amplification (RCA). The products based on multiple amplifications will be detected by a standard fluorimeter with N-methyl mesoporphyrin IX (NMM) as the fluorescent indicator...
October 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
Xing Lin Ho, Jonathan Jia He Liu, Wai Mun Loke
A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled and crossover study was conducted to simultaneously measure the effects, after 3-hour and 4-week daily exposure to plant sterols-enriched food product, on inflammation, oxidative status, 5-lipoxygenase, 12-lipoxygenase and myeloperoxidase activities in healthy adults. Eighteen healthy participants (67% female, 35.3 (mean)±9.5 (SD) years, mean body mass index 22.8 kg m(-2)) received 2 soy milk (20g) treatments daily: placebo and one containing 2.0g free plant sterols equivalent of their palmitates (β-sitosterol, 55%; campesterol, 29% and stigmasterol, 23%)...
October 24, 2016: Free Radical Research
Yadong Yu, Tao Li, Na Wu, Lujing Ren, Ling Jiang, Xiao-Jun Ji, He Huang
Arachidonic acid (ARA) is an important polyunsaturated fatty acid, which has various beneficial physiological effects on the human body. The aging of Mortierella alpina (M. alpina) has long been known to significantly improve ARA yield, but the exact mechanism is still elusive. Herein, multiple approaches including large-scale comparative proteomics were employed to systematically investigate the mechanism mentioned above. Upon ultrastructural observation, abnormal mitochondria were found to aggregate around shrunken lipid droplets...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Tong Shu, Jianxing Wang, Lei Su, Xueji Zhang
This study describes a novel ratiometric fluorescent sensor based on chemical etching of gold nanocluster (GNCs) for label-free, separation-free determination of tris(2-carboxyethyl)phosphine (TCEP). TCEP was discovered to exhibit unusual chemical behavior toward fluorescent gold nanoclusters: it quenched the red fluorescent emission of the bovine serum album (BSA)-protected GNCs (GNCs@BSA) and simultaneously restored the blue fluorescent emission of the dityrosine (diTyr) residues of the BSA ligand. The TCEP-induced quenching of the fluorescent GNCs@BSA was investigated with the UV-vis adsorption spectrum, the matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MOLDI-TOF-MS), inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), revealing the chemical etching of the gold(0) core of the GNCs@BSA by TCEP...
October 24, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Radu Hristu, Stefan G Stanciu, Denis E Tranca, George A Stanciu
Imaging tissue samples by polarization-resolved second harmonic generation microscopy provides both qualitative and quantitative insights into collagen organization in a label-free manner. Polarization-resolved second harmonic generation microscopy goes beyond simple intensity-based imaging by adding the laser beam polarization component and applying different quantitative metrics such as the anisotropy factor. It thus provides valuable information on collagen arrangement not available with intensity measurements alone...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
Erin A Henslee, Ruth M Torcal Serrano, Fatima H Labeed, Rita I Jabr, Christopher H Fry, Michael P Hughes, Kai F Hoettges
A loss of ability of cells to undergo apoptosis (programmed cell death, whereby the cell ceases to function and destroys itself) is commonly associated with cancer, and many anti-cancer interventions aim to restart the process. Consequently, the accurate quantification of apoptosis is essential in understanding the function and performance of new anti-cancer drugs. Dielectrophoresis has previously been demonstrated to detect apoptosis more rapidly than other methods, and is low-cost, label-free and rapid, but has previously been unable to accurately quantify cells through the apoptotic process because cells in late apoptosis disintegrate, making cell tracking impossible...
October 24, 2016: Analyst
Joan H Krause
Fueled by massive settlements and concerns about pharmaceutical company influence over medical practice, the fight over off-label promotion has become a rancorous one with little middle ground. For some, off-label restrictions are both bad law and bad medicine, violating the First Amendment while denying physicians access to crucial information. For others, the battle pits the very soul of the FDA against the excesses of a profit-driven marketplace. Far from ameliorating concerns over manufacturer influence, the New Model proposed by Bennett et al...
November 2015: Journal of Law and the Biosciences
Fenix W D Huang, Christian M Reidys
: In this paper we introduce a novel, context-free grammar, RNAFeatures(*), capable of generating any RNA structure including pseudoknot structures (pk-structure). We represent pk-structures as orientable fatgraphs, which naturally leads to a filtration by their topological genus. Within this framework, RNA secondary structures correspond to pk-structures of genus zero. RNAFeatures(*) acts on formal, arc-labeled RNA secondary structures, called λ-structures. λ-structures correspond one-to-one to pk-structures together with some additional information...
October 20, 2016: Mathematical Biosciences
Renáta Kószó, Dóra Sántha, László Büdi, József Erfán, Károly Győrfy, Zsolt Horváth, Judit Kocsis, László Landherr, Erika Hitre, Károly Máhr, Gábor Pajkos, Zsuzsanna Pápai, Zsuzsanna Kahán
Due to the limited experience with capecitabine plus docetaxel (XT) combination in the first-line treatment of metastatic breast cancer in Hungary, the main objective of the study was to analyze the effectiveness and tolerability of XT therapy. A prospective, open-label, non-randomized, single-arm, multicenter, observational study was designed. All female patients were eligible whose metastatic breast cancer could be treated with the XT protocol according to the summary of product characteristics of the drugs...
October 22, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
Jing Wang, Haisheng Liu, Changbei Ma, Jun Wang, Linxiu Zhong, Kefeng Wu
We have developed a label-free assay for the detection of DNA polymerase activity based on a thrombin-binding aptamer (TBA) G-quadruplex. In the presence of DNA polymerase, the 3'-OH termini of the hairpin substrate are immediately elongated to replace the TBA, which can be recognized quickly by the ThT dye and results in an increase of fluorescence. This method is highly sensitive with a detection limit of 0.1 U/mL. It is simple and cost-effective without any requirement of labeling with a fluorophore-quencher pair...
October 19, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Probes
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